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Infusing Love: Mama Warriors

August 13, 2014

  Some things can be measured: flour for cookies, a yard of material, an evaluation at work, and the number of times a heart beats, but what about pain?聽 When your child is in the hospital and is in pain the clinicians will often ask 鈥淲hat number is your pain?鈥 or 鈥淲hich face is your […]

Infusing Love: Is There A Manual For That?

July 23, 2014

We have all heard the clich茅s about needing a manual for parenting but one doesn鈥檛 exist. Parenting is hard, exhausting work. Hemophilia parenting is a whole other dimension; one that vaguely looks so surreal that it cannot possibly be the way we live. I remember the doctors, nurses and other HTC staff members loading us […]

Infusing Love: Invincibility Syndrome

July 16, 2014

In May of this year Max, gave me factor for the first time. I was getting ready for HFA鈥檚 first regional Gears for Good 聽bike ride in New Hampshire. In preparation, I was out riding my bike ten or more miles every chance I got. Max would often drop me in one spot and then […]

Infusing Love: On The Edge

July 9, 2014

Two boys who live on opposite sides of the International Date Line met this past May and it was magical. The two boys, ages 10 and 14, both share a love of Legos, tormenting their siblings, and guzzling root beer. Both boys also have severe Hemophilia A, as well as a long history of high […]

Infusing Love: Hi Ho, Hi Ho…It’s Off to Camp He Goes

June 25, 2014

Recently, I saw on Facebook a mom express anxiety about sending her child to hemophilia camp. I also had a lot of anxiety when first sending my son, Micah, to camp.聽 One thing that really helped me was volunteering beforehand as a camp counselor. I spent a week at camp in a cabin with kids […]

Infusing Love: The Hard Facts About Factor

June 4, 2014

Although it is fact that my son, Christian, has severe hemophilia, and a fact that we had no family history, the treatment for his condition is not as simple a fact. 聽I appreciate my ability to have a choice and voice in his treatment options, but sometimes I feel even more fear that I will […]

Infusing Love: Play Ball!

May 21, 2014

Flip the calendar back to June 2010. It was a typical hot Virginia weekend and the baseball season was in full swing. I was in the stands as a proud parent and my husband was on the field as an assistant coach. Our son, Nicholas, 7 years old at the time, had made his first […]

Welcome New Mom Bloggers!

May 14, 2014

When I think of summer I am reminded of my childhood spent outside playing with my friends. We’d run barefoot in grass or hang out at the pool. Sometimes I long for those days and what I realize that I miss the most is the companionship of my friends. Being a mommy is isolating sometimes, […]

Community: You Are Never Alone

March 5, 2014

There is something special about the hemophilia community. I have never experienced anything like it. I have friends that have children that are affected by diabetes, cancer, ADHD, and the autism spectrum, but even though these families are among extremely large support communities there is nothing like the hemophilia community. 聽聽Even though we may be […]

A Milestone A Year in the Making

February 12, 2014

By Sonji Wilkes A year ago this week, 鈥淚nfusing Love: A Mom鈥檚 View鈥 was born.聽 Like any newborn鈥檚 first year, time has absolutely flown by.聽 The wonderful thing about breathing life into something is the relationships and lessons you gain during the journey聽 —聽 鈥淚nfusing Love鈥 has certainly taught me a few things along the […]

Taking Off the Super Woman Cape

May 15, 2013

Inspirational quotes appear in lots of different places in our lives: on social media, public service announcements, classroom posters, the bulletin board in the break room at work.聽 Prior to becoming a mom, I rarely gave them a second thought 鈥 they were simply filler and not something I spent much time pondering.聽 As I […]

Honoring All Moms, Past & Present

May 8, 2013

Had I been the Matthew my mother was expecting to give birth to, my life would have been astronomically different. I was born right around the time the first factor concentrates to treat hemophilia were available for home use. Had I been born a male rather than a female, I probably would have been diagnosed […]

Earning My Mommy Medical Degree

February 25, 2013

                  Moms need a safe place to land sometimes. With that in mind, HFA is launching a blog dedicated to all things mom!聽In this safe spot, moms of a child with a bleeding disorder will be able to read stories and draw inspiration from like-minded (and similarly […]

Welcome to Infusing Love: A Mom’s View

February 19, 2013

                Moms need a safe place to land sometimes. With that in mind, HFA is launching a blog dedicated to all things mom!聽In this safe spot, moms of a child with a bleeding disorder will be able to read stories and draw inspiration from like-minded (and similarly crazed) […]


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